Definition of dextrose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdekstrōs/
Pronunciation: /ˈdekstrōz/


The dextrorotatory form of glucose (and the predominant naturally occurring form).
Example sentences
  • Having extracted the sugary nectar from flowers, bees use enzymes in their saliva to split the sucrose into dextrose and fructose.
  • For carbs, take in pure glucose or dextrose (without the maltodextrin).
  • Fast-digesting carbs such as dextrose, maltodextrin or Vitargo will boost insulin and blunt cortisol release, putting you in an ideal anabolic state.


Mid 19th century: from Latin dexter, dextr- 'on the right' + -ose2.

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Syllabification: dex·trose

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